The High School Football Coach Tackled by Cowboys Stadium's Runaway Golf Cart is Suing

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It should have been a time of celebration. Willie Amendola had just led his Dekaney Wildcats to Texas 5A Division 2 football title and was giving a post-game interview near the Cowboys star at midfield.

Then, something rather odd happened. A driverless golf cart barreled down the field, crashing into Amendola and six others. He was tossed into the passenger seat and tried unsuccessfully to bring the cart to a halt before giving up and bailing onto the turf.

The whole thing was caught on video, which promptly went viral.

Amendola wasn't seriously hurt. Within minutes, he was giving another post-game interview, albeit with a spot of blood on his arm. The real injury seems to have been to Amendola's pride.

As Courthouse News reports this morning, Amendola and his wife are suing Cowboys Stadium over the incident, which they say was caused by ill-trained, negligent employees who tossed objects onto the floorboard, and ultimately the acceleration pedal, of the cart.

The whole thing caused him "great personal embarrassment," the suit says.

At first glance, the video does not seem to do any damage to Amendola's reputation, other than to suggest that he chose an unlucky spot to give an interview, but who knows? Best to take another look.


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10 comments
kergo1spaceship
kergo1spaceship

I guarantee it was that assbeating mascot Rowdy that did it........stupidest mascot in sports?  I once watched AssWhip nearly tear off Dez's leg riding on two wheels; you stay Classy Jerry Jones!

Don_O
Don_O

Walk it off.

oakclifftownie
oakclifftownie

Maybe God was for the Other team and sent the Golf cart as a punishment for his team beating them ?

todd
todd

I hope his future players enjoy playing their playoff games at anywhere but the Death Star. 

legalabuse
legalabuse

He should be more embarrassed that he is a leech and a drama queen. I hope he gets nothing and loses the respect of his players. shame on him!

Daniel
Daniel

Probably a lawyer saw this video and contacted him. Now he has visions of a new bass boat dancing in his head. 

MushMouth1
MushMouth1

Good luck ever trying to get your players to toughen up there Coach

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